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Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.
Marcus Aurelius

Virtue is never left to stand alone. He who has it will have neighbors.
Confucius

The blessed work of helping the world forward, happily does not wait to be done by perfect
men.
George Eliot

Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man does not have to be an angel in order to be saint.
Albert Schweitzer

The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his
ability to affect those around him positively.
Bob Marley

Learn to value yourself, which means: Fight for your happiness.
Ayn Rand

What Confucius tells us to focus on first is not how to bring stability to the world, but how to
be the best possible version of ourselves. To "cultivate one's moral character" is the first step
towards taking responsibility for the nation, and for society. Confucius and his disciples
struggled hard to be "the best version" of themselves, but their aim in this was to better
carry out their responsibilities to the society in which they lived.
Yu Dan

You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
Michael Jordan

Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.
H. L. Mencken

Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is
dangerous and dreadful.
Samuel Johnson

Be ashamed to die before you have won some victory for humanity.
Horace Mann

Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve
them.
Aristotle

Integrity has no need of rules.
Albert Camus

Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right.
Isaac Asimov

Many people genuinely do not wish to be saints, and it is possible that some who achieve or
aspire to sainthood have never had much temptation to be human beings.
George Orwell

Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
George Washington

You may abandon your own body but you must preserve your honour.
Miyamoto Musashi

Ethics, too, are nothing but reverence for life. This is what gives me the fundamental
principle of morality, namely, that good consists in maintaining, promoting, and enhancing life,
and that destroying, injuring, and limiting life are evil.
Albert Schweitzer

Keep true, never be ashamed of doing right; decide on what you think is right, and stick to it.
George Eliot

A single lie destroys a whole reputation for integrity.
Baltasar Gracian

Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned
if you do, and damned if you don't.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what
you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
John Wooden

There's no point in being complete on the outside when you're broken in the inside.
Nick Vujicic

Always stand on principle - even if you stand alone.
John Adams

In looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy.
And if they don't have the first, the other two will kill you.
Warren Buffett

Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.
Albert Einstein

One person of integrity can make a difference.
Elie Wiesel

Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it
or not.
Oprah Winfrey

And I may stand where health, success, and power
Await my coming, if, each fleeting hour
I cling to love and patience; and abide
With stainlessness; and never step aside
From high integrity; so shall I see
At last the land of immortality.
James Allen

Never lose your self-respect, nor be too familiar with yourself when you are alone. Let your
integrity itself be your own standard of rectitude, and be more indebted to the severity of
your own judgement of yourself than to all external precepts. Desist from unseemly conduct,
rather out of respect for your own virtue than for the strictures of external authority. Come
to hold yourself in awe, and you will have no need of Seneca's imaginary tutor.
Baltasar Gracian

Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself. Being true to anyone else or
anything else is not only impossible, but the mark of a fake messiah.
Richard Bach

No man, for any considerable time, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude
without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

A life lived with integrity, even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune, is a shining star
in whose light others may follow in the years to come.
Denis Waitley

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